Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II” (H.R. 4348).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Small Business Tax Cut Act” (H.R. 9).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the “21st Century Postal Services Act of 2012” (S. 1789) and the motion to proceed to the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act” (S. 1925)


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “21st Century Postal Services Act of 2012” (S. 1789). A cloture vote on the Lieberman-Collins substitute amendment is scheduled for this afternoon.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
“Domestic Fuel Production”
9:30 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Human Resources
“User of Technology to Target Benefits and Eliminate Waste”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Oversight of Office of Financial Research Budget and Agenda”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Markup of CJS and THUD Appropriations”
10:30 a.m.
192 Dirksen

House Natural Resources Committee
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
“Hydraulic Fracturing Rule and Indian Tribal Energy Development”
11:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

Senate Appropriations Committee
Agriculture Subcommittee
“FDA Budget”
2:00 p.m.
124 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.4390 : To amend the Higher Education Opportunity Act to restrict institutions of higher education from using revenues derived from Federal educational assistance funds for advertising, marketing, or recruiting purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.2296 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Opportunity Act to restrict institutions of higher education from using revenues derived from Federal educational assistance funds for advertising, marketing, or recruiting purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Energy and Environment

H.R.4381 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of-the-above energy production plan strategy on a 4-year basis on all onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service.
Sponsor: Rep Tipton, Scott [CO-3] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.4382 : To ensure Federal oil and natural gas lease sales occur, eliminate redundant leasing bureaucracy, and provide leasing certainty.
Sponsor: Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.4383 : To streamline the application for permits to drill process and increase funds for energy project permit processing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4387 : To allow for a reasonable compliance deadline for certain States subject to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
Sponsor: Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2300 : A bill to allow for a reasonable compliance deadline for certain States subject to the Cross State Air Pollution Rule.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.4391 : To require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in energy markets.
Sponsor: Rep Hochul, Kathleen C. [NY-26] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.4394 : To provide incentives to encourage financial institutions and small businesses to provide continuing financial education to customers, borrowers, and employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Financial Services; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Health

H.R.4378 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4384 : To permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so.
Sponsor: Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2295 : A bill to permit manufacturers of generic drugs to provide additional warnings with respect to such drugs in the same manner that the Food and Drug Administration allows brand names to do so.
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Labor

H.R.4385 : To amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees.
Sponsor: Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (23)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

H.R.4378 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4379 : To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to permit States to exempt single parents with children under 60 months of age from TANF participation rate requirements.
Sponsor: Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4380 : To suspend temporarily the duty on capacitor grade homopolymer polypropylene resin in primary form.
Sponsor: Rep Young, Todd C. [IN-9] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4392 : To extend the temporary suspension of duty on subassemblies for instruments or apparatus for measuring or checking electrical quantities.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4393 : To extend the temporary suspension of duty on parts or accessories of instruments or apparatus for measuring or checking electrical quantities.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4394 : To provide incentives to encourage financial institutions and small businesses to provide continuing financial education to customers, borrowers, and employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Financial Services; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.4397 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for expenses paid for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment and to increase, and make refundable, the credit for such expenses.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Telecom

S.2298 : A bill to amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to improve the program of access to broadband telecommunications services in rural areas.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 4/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.